South Africa Cricket
Markram named new T20 skipper for SA
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Aiden Markram has been appointed South Africa's new T20I captain as Markram takes over captaincy from Temba Bavuma, who has been dropped from the squad altogether for the upcoming home T20Is against West Indies later this month.
Markram, who led the South Africa U19 team to a title win at the ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup in 2014, also recently tasted a title win as skipper at the SA 20 with Sunrisers Eastern Cape.
Director of Cricket Enoch Nkwe congratulated Marrkam on his appointment. "I would like to congratulate Aiden on his appointment as captain of the Proteas T20I team," Nkwe said.
"Leadership is extremely familiar to him having successfully led on so many levels. He is a player that inspires confidence and he has all the qualities to succeed in the role. We have no doubt will help take South Africa to the next level.
"At the same time, we would like to thank Temba for filling the position so aptly over the past two years. He has done a commendable job during this period and now has a new role to fulfil within the national set-up.”
"This is a squad that is high on confidence after beating one of the best white-ball teams in the world, England, in their most recent series," head coach Rob Walter said.
South Africa also have named their ODI and T20I squads for the limited-overs series against West Indies that follows the ongoing Test series.
Squad for first two ODIs: Temba Bavuma (captain), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Tony de Zorzi, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Ryan Rickelton, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tristan Stubbs, Lizaad Williams, Rassie van der Dussen.
Squad for third and final ODI: Temba Bavuma (captain), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Tony de Zorzi, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Ryan Rickelton, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tristan Stubbs, Lizaad Williams, Rassie van der Dussen.
Squad for three T20Is: Aiden Markram (captain), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.